Living on farm the raining days brought out the puzzles. I'd spend hours putting the 500 piece puzzle together. Sometimes it would take me days. It was very rewarding for me to place the final piece. I'd glue it with Elmer's glue and place them on the walls. Over the years I did lots of puzzles and when I got a little older I asked for one gift. A pool table to learn trick shots as we'd always go to the local hamburger joint on the weekends. They had a couple of pool tables. The teenagers were always goofing around with trick shots. Come Christmas morning a pickup showed up with a good used pool table. Under the tree was one gift for me. It was a book of trick shots. I spend every free moment I had learning the tricks.
One of the most important things I learned from all this at the age of nine, was the part in the book where they would push the idea of having patience.
I've since applied this to my business. There are lots of things I want to do with the company. I still prefer to take things slow and easy allowing for the ideas to grow on their own to develop into good things for my clients.
One of the things I've always wanted to make is my own silk screen t-shirts. For years I thought it was too much work and the investment was risky. Last night I attended a class in advanced jewerly design. The class was being held at my friends home who just also happens to be my tattoo artist. You know what was in his garage? Yep, a complete setup to create your own silk screen t-shirts! I waited 20 years to get my 1st tat. Since we were introduced, we've been helping each other's businesses etc.. I'm now creating a website for his 3 shops. Told him my little story. He's now going to teach me how to do everything from A-Z and that I could use it anytime I want.
Wow.. then this get's better!
The instructor is a professor at a local college. We visited and I explained my long time goal of helping students learn more about the web. Create a revenue stream and provide support, consulting etc.. for them. We're going to be meeting soon. He also advised I should offer a weekend class for people to attend for a fee that includes everything thing they need for the first year. I replied "you just read my mind" .. we both smiled :)
Then he added. I'd like to hire you to create my custom business card artwork. That's one of the projects on the calendar today.
Good things indeed come to those that wait...
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